“You’re not ‘one of the boys’ literally and figuratively… I think it was important that I proved to myself to them and that I earned their respect. In life, it’s not a question of gender but it’s a question of proving yourself and not expecting special treatment because you are a woman. If you want to be respected, compete equally and you’ll be okay.” -Olivia Limpe-Aw

Olivia Limpe-Aw is the president and CEO of the country’s oldest distillery, Destileria Limtuaco, and the publisher of the first bilingual English-Chinese magazine in the Philippines, Asian Dragon Magazine. Talking to CNN Philippines, she kicks off the women’s month series with her insights on business innovation, passion, and even cooking.

Watch her on Profiles tonight at 9:30 p.m. on CNN Philippines, airing on Channel 9 for free channel, Channel 14 on Sky and Destiny cable, and Channel 10 on Cignal. If you miss today’s time slot, watch out for the replays on Sunday at 11:30AM and on Monday at 1:30PM.

[Photograph via CNN Philippines]

 

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